Are you considering dental restorations to help improve the appearance and function of your existing teeth? Today, our Sydney dentists share 5 reasons why you may want to consider dental veneers as cosmetic dental treatment.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain made to fit the shape of your tooth. Your dentist will bond them to the fronts of your teeth to change the appearance of your smile.
Your dentist will begin the process by taking an impression of your teeth, which is used to make your customized veneers. The veneers will then be bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers imitate your tooth enamel’s natural translucency, helping them to look and feel like natural teeth.
How Dental Veneers Can Benefit You
1. If cared for properly, dental veneers can last a long time
Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin. On average, they last about 15 years. However, depending on a few key factors such as how well they are cared for, they can last 20 years or more.
You’ll need to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine at home, brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time and flossing once daily to ensure your veneers will last as long as possible.
2. Dental veneers can help to restore your smile as well as protect your teeth
Dental veneers can protect the surface of your teeth from discolouration or damage, and mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening. They can also help restore the appearance and function of your smile.
3. Veneers can help resolve and prevent dental problems
Dental veneers can be used to change the look of your smile by helping to improve the colour and shape of your existing teeth. They can be used to repair spacing, sizing, alignment, erosion and chipping issues.
4. Dental veneers aren't as intrusive as other restoration options
Dental veneers are a less invasive alternative to dental crowns. They also don’t require as much reshaping of your teeth.
5. You can have veneers on multiple teeth
You can choose to have veneers on only one tooth, or many at a time. If you have a tooth that has become discoloured or misshapen due to injury, you may only require one veneer. Some patients who want to change the way all of their teeth look may choose to have more done.
Bonus: Veneers are a cost-effective option
Dental veneers are a common dental restoration because they tend to cost less than other procedures. Depending on your dental issue and which type of veneers you choose, the cost of veneers may make more economic sense for you long-term than other dental restoration options.
While dental veneers are a great option for some looking to improve the appearance of their smile, they may not be right for everyone. The only way to know if dental veneers will work for you is to see your dentist for a consultation.